Steven B. Sandler, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Albany Medical Center, spoke on “Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: An Evidence-Based Treatment” at Field Supervisors Day on February 6. The event was co-sponsored by AUNE’s Department of Clinical Psychology and the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA).
Short-term dynamic psychotherapy (STDP) is a term used to describe a variety of approaches, all based on some of Freud’s original concepts (transference, resistance, defense mechanisms, etc.). There is a growing evidence base that supports this type of approach. Dr. Sandler’s presentation included the basic theory and technique of this model, illustrated with videotapes of his sessions.
Dr. Sandler has been practicing and teaching STDP for the past twenty years and has been awarded the faculty teaching award and the Chairman’s award. He has authored a book on STDP entitled Remembering with Emotion in Dynamic Psychotherapy (Jason Aronson 2011). Since the publication of the book, he has been lecturing at various universities and mental health clinics in the United States and Canada.
Field Supervisors Day, offered to practicum field site supervisors and Clinical Psychology faculty and students, also includes a mid-year traineeship review. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. This program offers continuing education credits which are accepted by the State Board of Mental Health Practice for all New Hampshire licensees. Participants earedn three CE credits for the completion of this workshop.